Thank Alfred Conrad for the Pictures

Minnie Conrad, Alfred's daughter, earily 1900s
Minnie Conrad, Alfred's daughter, earily 1900s

If it weren’t for Alfred B. Conrad, this website might not exist — or at least not be as filled with as many great photos.

Alfred came to the Washington Territories in 1882 at the age of 19. He eventually married and settled near Clear Lake and worked for the Forest Service.  Although he didn’t know it then, his love for photography would have a lasting impression — long after he was gone.

“Conrad was a serious photographer. He used a large format camera of the old style that produced glass plates. The high quality of his photos is apparent in their detail and clarity.

He photographed many of the settler throughout the area.  Much of his local photography was done from the late 1880s and until he temporarily left the area in 1906. His plates were 5″ x7″, but could be produced even larger.” (Excerpt from In the Shadow of the Mountain.)

Thank you Alfred!

Photos courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and Debbie and Gary Saint.

Click on images to enlarge.

Alfred's daughter, Nettie Conrad with bear
Alfred's daughter, Nettie Conrad with bear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Conrad (Aldred's wife) with horses Bill & Dolly
Mary Conrad (Aldred's wife) with horses Bill & Dolly

8 thoughts on “Thank Alfred Conrad for the Pictures”

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  3. My name is Rex Dickey Alfred and Marry Conrad Where My Great Grand Parents and there daughter Marry was My Grand mother am just starting my family tree so any information on the conrads would be helpful thankyou

    1. Hi,

      The Conrad home is still standing. And you are in luck. Mr. Conrad was quite the photographer, so lots of photos. I would just search Conrad, and you should find some things. I

  4. Diane Mettler

    The Conrads were quite the photographers. If you search Conrad, some things should come through. I think there is still someone in Eatonville that remembers your great grandmother. My understand is she may have gone blind from smoke during a huge fire in the early 1900s.

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